Thanks for the input & feedback. I'm trying to estimate & outline the costs in my head.
If it's a smaller group, get-together rather than a fully-equipped LAN, I could try & secure a smaller hall, but it will only accommodate around 30 people comfortably before we run out of space to comfortably sit & hang around.
I think BYOC would probably make it ultimately more simple if that were the case. I could also ask a friend to bring a Nintendo Switch if anyone would like to play Smash Bros or any other games on a projector in addition to the 6v6 LAN format. I would also need help setting up a dedicated server for the LAN so I need to figure out how I'm going to make that happen.
Ultimately, I'd need to see a show of hands of who's actually committed to making this happen before I actually start playing my cards, but with COVID-19 there's an ample amount of time to kinda see who's interested & who isn't.
I'm happy to see there's a good initial reaction to a future event like this. I'll try & keep you guys posted on this thread for any future updates.